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Canine Distemper Virus Outbreak in Cook County Raccoons

News-Gazette (May 18) – Last December, Dr. Karen Terio, the veterinary pathologist who heads the Zoological Pathology Program, notified the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control of an uptick in cases of canine distemper detected through the wildlife surveillance program. Animal control officials then issued an alert to municipalities, veterinarians and animal shelters to be on the lookout for possible cases of the virus in dogs.